Free Hyper-V Backup using Vembu VMBackup

Backup Unlimited Microsoft Hyper-V VMs, forever

Many small and medium businesses are running their production servers on Microsoft Hyper-V as it is easy to deploy and run the virtual servers on Hyper-V environment. Although creating backup policies for the VMs running on Hyper-V is not that easy. So, Vembu offers free Hyper-V backup to protect the production VMs running on the Hyper-V environments. Using Vembu VMBackup Free Edition, multiple VMs can be backed up in a single job. Vembu has developed its own proprietary driver to backup only the used blocks of Hyper-V VMs in an efficient manner especially with up to 5X improvement in performance over other backup software.

Hyper-V Backup

Feature Highlights

  • Agentless Hyper-V Backup
  • Backup VM in SMB Share
  • Live VM Recovery to Hyper-V Host
  • Quick VM Recovery
  • Instant File Recovery
  • Supports Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
  • Backup Scheduling Option
  • Granular Recovery for MS Application

How it Works

Vembu BDR Suite comes with a 30 days of free trial with no restriction to any of its features and after the 30 days trial period the user must purchase the licenses to continue using all the features or else the user can opt for the Free edition of Vembu BDR Suite to continue using it with some feature restriction.

Supported Hyper-V Environments


  • Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 2008 R2


  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Core
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Core

Key Features of Hyper-V Backup Free Edition

Agentless Hyper-V Backup

Vembu VMBackup Free Edition for Microsoft Hyper-V eliminates the need for installation of a separate agent inside each VM.
Full VM Backup

Full VM Backup

Free Hyper-V backup protects everything like operating system, application and data of a virtual machine running on a Hyper-V server irrespective of any operating system running inside the VMs in a single pass.

Backup Scheduling Options

Different scheduling options helps to configure the backup schedules based on how frequently the successive backups are to be performed. User can choose from Hourly/Daily/Weekly options for the backup schedules from the console.
Backup Scheduling Options
Compression & Encryption

Compression & Encryption

The backed up VM data is stored on the backup server after compression and encryption. AES-256 encryption algorithm is used to encrypt the backup data both on-fly and at-rest and it ensures the security of the backed up VMs against all the known threats.

Application-aware Image Backup

During each backup schedule, the Microsoft Applications writers’ stability are verified to take consistent snapshots of Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, Active Directory and SharePoint.
Application-aware Image Backup
Log Truncation

Exchange Log Truncation

Vembu Hyper-V backup reduces the overflow of storage space by automatically truncating the transaction logs of each and every application running on the configured VMs after a successful completion of every backup schedule.

Full VM Recovery to Hyper-V

In the case of disaster or an unexpected failure, the failed VMs can be restored directly to the same or a different Hyper-V.
Full VM Recovery to Hyper-V
Quick VM Recovery

Quick VM Recovery

Vembu ensures RTO less than 15 minutes by delivering quick VM recovery options for Vembu VMBackup. Backed up VM data can be recovered instantly in VMware, Hyper-V and KVM environments without restoring the entire VM

Instant File Recovery

Granular recovery of particular files and folder is effortless using Vembu VMBackup. Instead of restoring the entire VM, the particular VM is virtually mounted on to the backup server and the required files or folders are simply copied to an alternate location from the virtually mounted VM data.
Instant File Recovery
Cross Hypervisor Migration (V2V)

Cross Hypervisor Migration (V2V)

Using Free edition of Vembu Hyper-V backup, the VMs running on Hyper-V environment can be easily migrated to other hypervisors like VMware vSphere or KVM. Likewise, the VMs running on other hypervisors can also be migrated to Hyper-V server, using the Vembu VMBackup Free Edition

VM Disk Download Options

Vembu allows to download the backed up Hyper-V VM data into various virtual disk formats like VHD, VHDX, VMDK, VMDK-FLAT and IMG. So, later these virtual disks can be used to create a new VM on the hypervisors like Hyper-V, VMware and KVM.
Multiple Download Options
Efficient Storage Management

Efficient Storage Management

Vembu has its own file system named VembuHIVE, file systems laid on top of the storage targets to enhance the performance and scalability of the storage targets. VembuHIVE has built-in version control, encryption and built-in error correction, which makes the storage repository more reliable and efficient.

Success stories from our Customers

Lee Wong, The Mackie Group

“Vembu ensures availability of our core productions systems that support Mackie’s business operations

Alan Morris, Ceredigion County Council

“Vembu have been a valued partner since starting to use the product around 5 years ago

Phong Lam, Zecontech, Inc

“We have used Vembu product for years, starting with its hybrid-cloud backup solutions

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